Dear 20chai plus one-
As I sat down to reflect upon the past year I revisited what I penned last Dec. 26. The outstanding news this year is my Nini, for those in the know, niece Ali regained her health and is out there louder and stronger than ever. Move over Gloria. Thank you Dear G-d. My Jackie girl, another #niecestopieces is about to give birth to Bella’s baby brother. BH! Rachel is moving her way to the top of the Pot in the land of Milk and Honey. We were blessed to add more joy to our heart’s as we prayed as two young grandson’s davened their way to manhood. We reaped pleasure as We watched our family and friends enjoy another go round knitted together by miracles. One of my take away quotes is wisdom Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s imparted. “RBG often repeated her mother’s advice that getting angry was a waste of your own time. Even more often, she shared her mother in law’s counsel for marriage that sometimes it helped to be a little deaf. Cut to repost.
Maybe this time we’ll win. We make the promises, we pump up the expectations and we pass by the in winter only Mallomars at the supermarket.
“When a child loves you for a long time, not just to play with but REALLY loves you, you become Real. Does it hurt?” Asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.
A favorite quote from a most favorite children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit ( or How Toys Become Real) by Margery Williams.
So once again we try to brush away the sadness that takes away riches. We know for certain laughter especially when it involves the belly adds life to your years. Norman Lear, who is still going strong at 95 years young, believes as he was moving on up to the East Side with Maude and Archie and Sandford’s son that the “Good Times” even if they are “One Day at a Time,” add years to your life.
I know run on sentence counters, relax that is it.
This year while reading the New York Times obits (MYOB) I came across one that shouted out loud.
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara a Japanese physician was listed. He lived until 105. He cautioned against gluttony and early retirement and vigorously championed annual medical checkups, climbing stairs regularly and just having fun.
So as we -At A Glance- our 20chai weekly appointment book let’s replace shopworn with well seasoned. Oh and by the way, Yes hello American Express. That charge was a real purchase. Yes, I bought the whole store. Uh huh, yep the whole store. It’s the store where I bought the Basket, the one I put all my eggs in. Eight yes, eight of them hatched. Minchun by you.